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Havana Nights

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Havana Nights Gala
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Ballroom at Park Lane

10510 Park Lane Cleveland, OH 44106


Nadia & Thomas Wearsch

Gala Chairs

Leslie Davidson               Leslie Kaufman

Gala Co-Chairs

Celebrate the company’s return from Cuba!
The Spring Gala features the Sammy DeLeon Orchestra,
dancing and elegant dinner in historic setting.
Plus, excerpts from Yarini: The Prince of Old Havana
a ballet never seen outside of Cuba!


$150 per guest or $900 Table for six
$1,200 VIP Banquette for six

Cuban Inspired Attire Encouraged

Presenting Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Sliver Sponsors

Marianne Lax & Charles Sheehe

Frederick Lautzenheiser 

Special Thanks

Buy Gala Tickets

Kindly RSVP by April 2, 2018

Tickets sold through Ticket Tailor. To pay by phone call 216-397-3757.

Sammy DeLeon Orchestra

The evening will feature the music of the Sammy DeLeon Orchestra. Sammy DeLeon is a well-recognized fixture in the Ohio Latin jazz scene whom has gained popularity for his danceable groove-oriented music in the styles of Latin jazz, salsa, and merengue. DeLeon’s performance credits include performances with El Gran Combo, Tito Rojas, and Tony Vega. DeLeon has performed in New York, Chicago, Miami, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as locally, and has opened for Tito Puente, whose praise he earned. He also fronts his own orchestra which features four vocalists, a trumpeter, saxophonist, pianist, bassist, and three percussion players.  

Driftwood Catering

Dancing the night away after a delicious dinner prepared by Driftwood Catering. Driftwood Catering redefines catering by preparing local and seasonal foods food fresh. Driftwood Catering is led by consulting chef and president Chris Hodgson. Hodgson is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and was featured on Food Network’s: Food Network Star and 2014 FOOD AND WINE’s People’s Best New Chef for the Great Lakes Region.

The Ballroom at Park Lane

10510 Park Lane Cleveland, OH 44106

Originally built in 1923 as a luxury hotel and speakeasy for the influential and elite, The Ballroom at Park Lane has changed with the times to accentuate America’s most pivotal eras. As a concert venue in the ’60s, it hosted folk legends Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie. Today, it serves as the backdrop for Cleveland’s most talked about events. The Ballroom blends the old world and the new to create something truly timeless.